Storyboard Suite 3.1

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Storyboard Suite 3.1

Postby jamiev » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:51 pm

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know that we have just released Storyboard 3.1. What is new in SB 3.1 you ask ...

Crank Storyboard Suite v3.1
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Storyboard Designer
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The release of Storyboard Suite 3.1 includes a significant collection of minor UI enhancements designed to improve the efficiency of developers who use Designer to build applications. A number of enhancements were also made to the memory management within the design environment, specifically with regards to how much memory 3D models would consume.

Major Changes
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Simulator Quick Launch .. Anywhere
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The simulator launch button on the main toolbar has been adjusted to allow a much wider field of use, specifically while editing Lua script files.

Z-Order Control Selection
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In large layered applications it is frequently the case that one control overlaps and hides another. Underlying controls can now be selected from within the visual editor by using keyboard and pressing ALT while selecting elements.

Additional Default Fonts
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The Roboto family of fonts used on Android devices has been included into the default distribution of Storyboard Designer. These fonts are free for commercial use and deployment and have a nice clean typeface. Our graphic designer Dan approves!

Known Issues
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The automatic creation of translation CSV files will not properly add in variables referenced by table cells. While the variables are not automatically collected, they can be manually added to the CSV file.

Runtime Updates
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Runtime Updates for OSX have been removed due to a bug which can render the Storyboard Installation corrupt following a failed upgrade. OSX users will now be prompted during an update to manually download the Runtime installer from Crank Software when they become available.


Storyboard Embedded Engine
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Storyboard Engine continues to move forward with the goal of providing our customers with a broad list of supported targets.

Major Changes
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Lua 5.2 bit32 Module Support
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The Lua engine remains the 5.1 base engine, but it has been enhanced with the bit32 bitwise operations from the Lua 5.2 release.
For more details on the supported API, refer to http://www.lua.org/manual/5.2/manual.html#6.7

Audio Android/iOS Support
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The audio plugin with WAV file support has been added to the Android and iOS plugin distributions.

Android Error Log Reporting
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Historically errors were logged to the Android logging system using different module names. As of 3.1 all error reporting is done using the sbengine module label.

Floating Point Rotation Angles
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All rotation angles are now specified as floating point values. Historical applications that used integer values for the rotation angle are still supported and will be seamlessly converted to floating point.

Getting Started
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If this is your first time developing using Storyboard Designer there is a section in the documentation called Creating a Storyboard Designer Project to help you get started. Click on the Crank Documentation link on your desktop to locate the CrankStoryboardSuite.pdf. You can also view this document in Storyboard Designer under Help > Help Contents > Crank Storyboard Suite > Storyboard Designer > Creating a Storyboard Designer Project.


Samples Applications
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There are many sample applications included in the Storyboard Suite installation to help you get up and developing quickly. They can be located in <installation directory>\Crank Software\Samples


Contact Information
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For further information on Crank Storyboard Designer or any other Crank Software products please visit http://www.cranksoftware.com or email info@cranksoftware.com


Forums
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Storyboard Community Forum
http://www.cranksoftware.com/forums


Blog
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Crank Software Blog
http://cranksoftware.com/blog


Thank you for using Crank Storyboard Designer!
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